Sunday, May 20, 2018

Who Will See Her Colors Now?--By Arthur Turfa--United States

Who Will See Her Colors Now?

If we are blessed to any extent
to render the beauty we sense
into song, sonnet, or landscape,
we need to develop those gifts
however haltingly, and share them.
Our muses whisper to us of glories
yearning to find expression

Explosions of color I have seen,
images from one in youth’s blossom,
recalling those of others seen over
the years. Her eyes shone with
the radiance of a hundred suns
and the hopes for tomorrow.

Now those eyes turn elsewhere
to places far from former glories.
A mess of pottage received for
all that might have been.

Who will see her colors now?
If only I could see them again
before all colors fade to my eyes.

Arthur Turfa lives in South Carolina, but his poetry reflects the many places where he has lived or traveled.  His next book, Saluda Reflections, comes out from Finishing Line Press on June 22, 2018. He has two other books of published poetry.


  1. Hello Arthur. I was touched by your poem. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!


  2. Dear Arthur,

    Thank you for your beautiful poem, a joy to read.

    Best wishes,

  3. Thanks for reading and your kind words, Maurice and Daginne!

  4. Arthur, I'm looking forward to reading more!

  5. Thanks, Evelyn!If you haven't stopped by here, please do!

  6. Very enjoyable read Arthur,
    Colors are enjoyed by the eyes unless the eyes fade.
    Knight writer

  7. Arthur,
    This is very good. I liked it a lot.
    Your friend,
    David Fox